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New Credential Holders in November 2016

Congratulations to these 64 new credential holders in November 2016!

Featured Board Article - December 2016 Newsletter

End of Year Update

A letter from A letter from Esen Akter Tekinel, 2016 PMIWDC Chair / Chief Executive Officer

Esen Akter Tekinel, 2016 Chair / CEODear PMIWDC Chapter Members,

Season's greetings to all! It feels like yesterday that I was working on the January newsletter greeting you. As my year as PMIWDC's 2016 Chair / CEO comes to a close, please allow me to recap some highlights of this prominent year in our chapter.
I'm humbled to be the PMIWDC leader during these exciting times. This comes at the time where the Program Management Improvement and Accountability (PMIAA) was passed by the US Senate. PMIWDC will be honored to be there every step of the way to support developing standards for program and project management once this bill goes to President Barack Obama for signature and enactment.

Project Management Echoes the Spirit of Giving Back

In recent years, members of the project management community have worked tirelessly to advance the field by demonstrating the impact of PMOs across sectors ranging from construction to government to nonprofit management.

Put simply, their efforts have paid off.

After all, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, 97 percent of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success. But, this milestone achievement does not eliminate the need to communicate the role of project managers to the wider world.

PMIWDC Provides PM Workshop to TransSTEM Academy Students

The TransSTEM Academy is a highly awarded program that prepares students for careers in the fields of aeronautics, engineering, computer science, and electro-mechanical technology by providing students with special projects, mentorship opportunities, internships, and advice on career pathways. Students participating in this program requested PMIWDC visit to share some insight through a Project Management Workshop. Michael Spead, PMIWDC’s AVP of Educational Partnerships was excited to provide support "I wish we had a great program like this when I was in high school. These students gain real world experience that will help them hit the ground running in college and in the workforce."

Local Communities Additions and Relocations

Local Communities provide networking and educational opportunities (PDUs) where people work and live for little, if any, charge. Currently, we have 21 Local Communities across the WDC metro area which helps PMIWDC members earn approximately 8000 PDUs annually.

As we get ready for 2017, I am excited to share one community relocation and two new Local Communities:

Military Outreach Leadership Series - Calling all Active Military, Recently Separated, or Retired Veterans

Earlier this year the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC) kicked off a military outreach program led by the Chapter’s Professional Alliances team. PMIWDC is reaching out to the DC metro area military community offering to help service members as they transition out of the military to explore career opportunities in Project Management. PMIWDC along with other US Chapters are part of a larger Project Management Institute (PMI) joint initiative with The White House’s Joining Forces program.

New Credential Holders in October 2016

Congratulations to these 54 new credential holders in October 2016!